Melissa Rayne is looking to work with London based dancers (all genders, abilities and body types) aged 25+ for several paid R&D and performance opportunities throughout 2024.

Production Info

I’m interested in forming long-term collaborations with dance artists who would enjoy exploring Butoh-inspired interiority, the expressionism of Duncan Dance, and the physicality of martial arts. I create anti-patriarchal DanceArt influenced by feminism, surrealism, the Occult, mental health and neurodivergence, and the Human Condition.

The opportunities I’m recruiting for are:

5th and 12th June 2024 – One dancer (any gender) for 2 x 3-hour (am) first stage R&D sessions for a future dance film project* Apply by 5pm Friday 24th May.

August 2024 – One male dancer for 5 days’ R&D leading to a 15-minute duet performance at a community festival in South East London, with an opportunity for a second performance in October 2024. Apply by 5pm Sunday 30th June.

September/October 2024 – Up to three dancers (all genders) for 5 days’ R&D leading to a 25-minute group performance in London in October 2024. Apply by 5pm Sunday 30th June.

*this project has the potential to be expanded until Spring 2025 so please bear in mind your availability when applying.


Paid opportunities. All projects are self-funded or supported by Arts Council England.


Seeking fearless and creative professional dance artists of integrity with strong artistry and performance skills, the ability to work efficiently and retain choreography, a good knowledge of improvisation and contact work, and a grounding in contemporary, classical, or folk/diaspora dance techniques. Must be aged 25 or above, dancers over 40 are especially encouraged to apply.


Contemporary, Classical